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Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
department response to a fire and in the process discovers a body. >> president obama launching a gun control task force this morning to prevent another tragedy led new town from happening again. and the national rifle association is speaking out. >> cold weather and you can see a clear from the roof cam from van ness. >> severance is go is the mild spot on the map here today. san jose is 35 degrees, oakland is also 35, concord 31 livermore coming in at 30 degrees. you want your readers cranking as temperatures will continue to drop over the next couple of hours. elsewhere in the north bay we have the coldest numbers. 28 for napa and vallejo navato is at the freezing mark with 32. elsewhere we're talking low to mid 30's. it feels like 30 degrees when you factor in the wind chill. napa feels like it is in the mid- 20s. it is definitely a cold start out there. the temperatures are called is in the north bay and the national weather service has issued a freeze warning for that area. frost advisory is also an effect for the bay shoreline and the interior east bay. what this means is that it is re
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
for a tribute to the victims. the tragedy has been national debate over gun control. president obama is pledging to take action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with chilly conditions in the north bay. mid upper 20s. the thermometer, showing 26 decreased it is called we will be back. . it is cold 26-degrees.. >> welcome back. processions. taking a look at the markets this morning.market futures indicate the nasdaq in the positive, and the dow and the s and p in the negative. stocks end the day down. after little measurable progress was reported in the ongoing budget negotiations in washington. here's a look at yesterdays closing numbers. on wall street. the dow dropped 99-points. after posting 100-point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and
KRON
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes a challenge to california's controversial controversy old proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop a case same-sex marriage could be legal in california as soon as next week. the court also the case on hold for you other decision on the lot. this isn't could come tod
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
been made in the case. >> three weeks until the fiscal cliff and president obama and house speaker john banner and at a private meeting at the white house yesterday to discuss the deal. the president and the speaker refuses think about the details of the meeting and some republicans are now putting increased pressure on party leaders to rethink opposition to tax hikes on the wealthy of taking get entitlements cuts in return. many house republicans refused report tax hikes under any circumstances. democrats of is rushing through entitlement reforms you for the end of the year. >> watching some stalls, several on the bay bridge we will have more on weather and traffic coming up. >> the opening bell on wall street is about 20 minutes away. looming fiscal crisis on the market today. we did better than we did expect it from mcdonald's this morning. rob black will be coming up at 645. the dow futures point to a lower opening this morning. >> men and women have equal footing in the nation's economic recovery according to the latest numbers from the labor department. the biggest numbers for men
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> there still seems to be no signs of a compromise acting congress and president obama. >> president obama return to washington to get the credit shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back >> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> t
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Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
tomorrow. hawaii is said goodbye to a much-respected native son. daniel inouye. president obama attended inouye's funeral yesterday, along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato mi
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Dec 17, 2012 4:00am PST
in connecticut where president obama met privately with the families of friday's school shooting victims to offer his condolences. >> 26 people died friday after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. >> renee marsh in newtown >> today the first and will be held for to sandy hook students. 60 jack pinto and six your old noah posner. >> on sunday more than 2000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 allies cut short after a 40 save 20 year-old adam landsa shot his way into sandy hook elementary and open fire. >> >> president obama traveled to new town where he met with them in the victims'. >> the portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease its heavy load we will gladly bear it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must spend. to end them we must change. >> for some lawmakers the shooting here in new town conn was a tipping point. senator dianne feinstein said she would introduce a bill to ban assault waweapons. >> as you heard renee mention gun-control
KRON
Dec 19, 2012 4:00am PST
will not waver. >> president obama meanwhile will watch a demonstration wide effort today to create a new policy and at preventing another mass school shooting. >> the president is expected to announce the offer from the white house but no major policy decisions will be announced. >> white house aides say obamas is likely to produce a type of gun laws, including a ban on assault style weapons. >> is also likely to seek ways to improve mental health resources and school safety. >> vice-president joe biden will be spearheading that process. >> dozens of people gathered in pleasanton to emeramaral park to mourn the loss of so many allies in last week's connecticut shooting. >> singing songs, play in lighting candles the bond together to express their pain. >> it was really important for us to gather together to bring it was again the to have a sense of community is best during the holidays i season. >> the pta collected pictures, points, and donations which will be sent to the victims of the family in connecticut. >> fairfield police say, this teen friend to carry out attacks similar to the massacr
KRON
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am PST
and republicans. president obama has cut his vacation short and is returning to the white house now. without a budget agreement automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered and the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. americans filing unemployment last week as dropped to 350,000. futures are up right now. a letter from treasury secretary tam geithner to congress sent after the bell yesterday may also weigh on the markets. >> the woman accused of killing a grandmother and a drunk driving accident at the twin peaks without has made her first court appearance. 23 year old gina eunice is accused of a hit and run drunken-driving in vehicular manslaughter. the accident occurred three people and killed 56 year old yuee byao who was here visiting her new grandchild from china. the judge set the bail at $2 million. if she posted she must wear a scram device that checks to make sure she is not drink alcohol and is not allowed to drive. she will be back in court for arraignment on december 31st. we will be right back. >> the layout has settled car owne
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
the addition about the spending of his administration. >> president obama said he is willing to do that. >> i offered over a trillion dollars in additional spending cuts so that we would have $2 of spending cuts for every $1 of increased revenue. >> the senate reconvenes at 11:00 a.m.. as americans celebrate the beginning of 2013 they may wake up wishing it were 2012 when they had more money in their pocket-andrew spencer reporting. >> secretary of state hillary clinton was hospitalized with a blood clot. >> doctors say the same medical problem related to a concussion she recently suffered. >> a blood clot was found yesterday doing a follow-up medical visit. you remember 65 year-old clinton suffered a concussion several weeks ago after fainting while recovering from a stomach virus. >> let us bring it over to erica regarding our forecast. we have a driver is it? >> in to wednesday it expects to be the cold side. if resorting to go into affect. in the wet weather chances have diminished. here is a live look outside is a game left lick freeway. in downtown san francisco is a clear and cold star
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
president of brock obamas operating inside. americans are divided on what kind of president he had been. obamas approval rating stands at 57% rise as the raid that killed osama bin live in. 37 percent say obama have been average-- above average or outstanding of 36 percent say he's been below average. another 25 percent say is just average. >> more than 2000 people are expected at pearl harbor today to mark the 71st anniversary of the japanese attack that killed thousands of people and pull the u.s. and you--world war two. a moment of silence is planned for 755 local time today marking the moment the bombing began. the crew of a guided missile destroyer was banned on deck while the ship passes the uss arizona, a battleship that still lies in the harbor where it sank. hawaii national guard will fly overhead in missing man formation. the navy and national park service also hostess armani remembers of the 2390 service members and 49 civilians killed in the attack. the time is for 20 7:00 a.m. we will be back on the kron 4 news. a live look out sideshows' from this viewpoint no fog from her
KRON
Dec 10, 2012 4:00am PST
back the time is 4:25. >> in nationalist president obama met with republican house speaker john boeher at the white house to discuss how to resolve the fiscal cliff. >> few details were released about the meeting yesterday. >> if lawmakers fail to strike a deal before the end of the year, tax increases and spending cuts will go into effect. some analysts say could push the economy back into recession. >> the latest count finds the number of homeless people stayed about the sanctions in january of 2011 and january 2012. the house and other rebel the provinces a sluggish economy as some what countered affect the house the homeless that numbered being around 633,000 people. the percentage of homeless vets as well as those homes for more than a year each dropped by 7 percent. the obama administration has set a goal of eliminating homeless veterans and chronic homeless as by the end of 2015. >> coastal communities destroyed by superstar on sandy are rushing to rebuild their boardwalk in time for next summer. they are in a race to finish by the end of may to retain tourist money they will ne
KRON
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
before the end of the year. president obama, is the most reeked we did manage 2012. his election night we of four more years along with the picture of him hugging first lady michelle obama got more than a hundred 10,000 tweaks and more than 300,000 favors. just in beaver came in a distant second for his tweed about a young fan of past away from our former brain cancer. the summer olympics from one was the most v the event of 2012 it generated over 150 million tweets. >> we may see some thunderstorms this morning and afternoon. erica what the details on your forecast including the 7 day when we come back. ?Ñ we are back in is 4:15. we have a live look from our bay bridge cacamera. the road does not look to damp. although we did it overnight showers. looks like there's still some out there let us get the forecast with erica. morning erica. >> not really much rain to concern yourselves with. the roadways are dead in some spots. we are seeing light rain trickling in from parts of san francisco. a drizzle. here in the mid peninsula looks like palo alto is contending with showers. you will nee
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
of lands the stalemate on the obama administration. he says they are not taking republicans seriously and plans to close loopholes and lit it deductions without raising taxes. >> i realize of the president may not agree but if there is another way to get revenue from upper income americans that doesn't ruin our economy why don't we consider it? >> we won them to tell the american why they won't do it. >> the democratic controlled senate has are the agreed to extend the bush tax cuts for incomes under $250,000 but let the other tax cut expire. it is predicted their rugby at least a short-term deal released before the end of the year. >> of when it comes to a president's second inauguration at the crowd tends to be smaller. that will be the case again this january. the cross the present obama as inauguration on january 21st will be close to 800,000. that is the estimate right now. that is down quite a bit from the 1.8 million people crowded the national mall and 2008. >> i think that is san jose 1 01 northbound on the right-hand side. the commute has not started much, it looks fine. we
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
for the update and we will see how it goes in san francisco. >> the talks and president obama press sang for his plan. he held a conference today with a bipartisan group of mayors and community leaders to talk about preventing and income tax increase on middle class families while finding ways to reduce the deficit. so far president obama and republicans have not been able to work out a budget compromise. senate majority leader and henry reed said he does not expect a deal before christmas. >> the city of lafayette is of an advancing: open up after lee's last weekend's storm repaired by christmas. the job has hired emergency contractors d.c. meyers for the job. that simple form on mountain view road drive after a storm drain failed. it was initially thought the road would be closed for the entire winter. they thought it would be months. with c.c. meyers it will be quicker. the cleanup and repairs related to water pipe break that center river mud flowing into daly city neighbor unless mother expected to cost about a million dollars. yesterday the city council approved setting aside over $990,000
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
the regular normal traffic. >> more now on the fiscal cliff. president obama says the house republicans are holding up plans to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. the president said that he will only agree to a deal if it involves tax rates going up for the top 2% of americans. if president obama talk to reporters about why his plan will work. >> this will be good for the economy and if we do this-as the senate has already passed this. i am ready to sign it. the only holdup is the house republicans. once we get this done this will take the edge off but we know we still have to deal with some other debts. we should get this done. >> the most import and then we can do right now is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up. that's the best thing for the economy, best thing for american families and if we do that, we should get that done. >> snigneither side has stated that they do not want to show their hand. the standoff still continues and we're 17 days away from this. >> president barack obama is meeting privately to that with you in embassadors susan rice, a day after she withdrew h
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
this morning which is the tragedy in conn. president obama traveled to the new town to town for the families of those killed at sandy hook elementary. yes as a part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. >> is yesterday his role for the committee here was comfort in chief for those who lost their family members inside sandy hook elementary school on friday. the nation continues to more lives lost in the connecticut school shooting. today the first filling will be funeral will be held for a six year-old jack cancer. on sunday more than 2000 people can call for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after authorities say 20 year-old adam lands of shot his way into sandy hook elementary and opened fire. >> we offer you our tears in our pain. our anger and our sorrow. >> president obama traveled to town where he met with the families and spoke at the service. >> what ever portion of sadness that we could share with you to these this heavy load we will gladly bear. >> the president raised a community for pulling together and said " more needs to be done to pro
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and injured two others in the twin peaks area. the 56 year-old died last week after a car hit her at the twin peaks lookout point. police say the driver was intoxicated. the victim's son told us he doesn't want another family or to suffer through this bad as they feel all because someone dra
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Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
,000. it is nice to see that both president obama and banner are working together. obama is revised plan would raise about 1.2 trillion dollars down the road. it is not as much money as you would think. the tennessee republican said the deal is not even close. this is just framework at best. >> you said you didn't think there was a deal possible. as a landscape changed? are you starting to think maybe? >> i think there may be something that is possible. he kicked the can down of the road for a couple of months and then for a couple of years. a deal will get done in january, no matter what. can we get some of it done before the holidays? may be a very small amount. when the more in january and then a little more in 2014. >> 6:48 a.m. and take a look at the weather >> we are a little cooler this morning. here is a shot above our studios on van ness avenue of. you could see blue skies and lots of them. temperatures are dropping. this morning because season patchy frost especially in the north bay were temperatures around freezing. north bay frost is also possible plant no visibility issues report
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
and violence. president obama is promising to send ideas to congress next month. he is already pushing for lawmakers to reinstate a ban on military-style assault weapons, close loopholes that will allow gun buyers to avoid background checks. he also was to restrict restrictions on high-capacity ammunition clips. >> read the marsh and joins us from new town on the long road to recovery ahead. >> the sandy hook teachers are really struggling trying to get to as many as possible. >> wednesday newtown said it farewell to sandy hook teacher the vicki soto. paul simon was a family friend and performed at the sound of silence at her funeral. wednesday night about 3000 people gathered at western connecticut state university for a tribute to newtown victims. the tragedy has sparked national debate over gun control with president obama pledging to take action. a newly formed group, at newtown united advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that have passed away and if we don't do this we have failed them. >> tomorrow will be a national day of morning. charges wil
KRON
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
killed. it is scheduled for 630 our time. president obama will observe a private moment of silence at the white house. we are looking at within the half hour we will bring it to you live. >> we also hear from the national rifle association. they are returning to the spotlight when we get to the conn shooting. the nation's largest gun rights lobby plans to address reporters and critics on the more it up this morning. the nra has largely kept out of sight since last week's shooting, taking down its facebook page and silencing itself on twitter. the press conferences scheduled for 745 our time and we will carry it for you live here on kron4 morning news. the latest on the fiscal cliff talks house of representatives fails to even the boat on a plan to keep taxes from rising on most americans come january 1st. it looks like it's out to the senate. house speaker died later conceded last night of the measure did not have submitted sufficient support from republicans to pass his so-called planned b. with the republican caucus on able to come together and the house and appears more likely t
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
. lawmakers say it'll be time to get back to work when they and president obama return to washington on thursday following the time is running out to avert increases and domestic some members of congress are growing more skeptical that a budget agreement can be reached. >> before we go over the fiscal cliff, negotiations. >> president obama is in hawaii for christmas. and says he'll cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal with congress. the deadline. now a week away. if congress fails to reach any agreement, income tax rates will go up on just about everyone on january 1st. unemployment benefits will expire for many as well. >> thousands of nurses will walk off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with sutter health's alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. strikers say hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those who work fewer th
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
obama, hollywood and new year's eve. spread it with kron 4, the biggest fireworks and the best celebrations hosted by sports director, gary radnich and catherine heenan. >> pope benedict to the verge of the christmas message to the world. purging the palestinians to negotiate with israel also celebrating the mass at st. peter's basilica in vatican city. >> the church of nativity in bethlehem also lining up with christians believe is where jesus was born it is located in the west bay in the middle east. >> children are trying to find out michelle obama. she was speaking to children. norad tracks and monitors santa's path... jack klugman dies and your snow holiday forecast.
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said sup
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
. the crash involved real for cars and were reported just after midnight. >> president obama in congress are looking to keep automatic spending freezes from kicking in a pain has the stor\ed paine has the story >> nancy pelosi, which mcconnell, and john boe hner have four days to reach agreement or spending cuts would take effect. >> both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired. >> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >>
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off the president may disagree but the fact is if there is a another way to get revenue from upper income americans that does not hurt our economy why would we not consider it. >> the president wants to in the bush era tax cuts for people making more than a quarter of a million dollars per year. the average middle-class public to pay about 2000 a year more in taxes. >> there is no reason why 98 percent of americans have to see their taxes go up because some members of congress on the republican side want to block tax rate increases for 2 percent of the most wealthy americans. >> nancy pelosi pushing for a house vote. >> we think it would be a wonderful christmas gift for the american people to receive a tax cut in january. >> we are optimistic. >> republican senator linda grant is pessimistic sang that it is a joke. >> the clock is ticking. i am andrew spencer reporting. >> we will take a quick break on the kron for morning news will ha
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
. president obama has said any deal must raise taxes on the wealthy. without a compromise automatic tax hikes and spending cuts are scheduled to take affect game refers. >> official have put billions of dollars into jumpstart and repairs to make a livable after superstar on sandy left a daunting toll of damage in the nation's largest city. the nyse rabbit ears program aims to get people back into their own homes not tipperary housing. federal and city officials see it as an innovative answer to this challenge of the housing dollars of storm victims. the program since contractors to restore power, he, and other essential free of charge. contractors have done the initial assessment of about 7000 homes in new york city and 2000 homes for similar initiative on long island. so far only about 400 homes had been completed. >> mitt romney has a job again he is returning to the board of directors at marriott international hotel. he has been on the board twice before but left to run for political office. army has kept a low profile since the election spending time with his family at their california ho
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Dec 21, 2012 4:00am PST
at 630 our time and that is when the moment of silence will happen this morning. president obama will be observing a private of silence at the white house. >> the international rifle association will speak out. they plan to address report performers and critics. the first public of it since the shooting. the group says it will offer a meaningful contribution to help make shootings like what happened in connecticut does not happen again. >> they have not yet addressed how they would do it. they may work with members of congress who are expected to consider tighter restrictions on firearms to the new year. the nra has largely kept out of sight since last week shooting. the took down their face book page and silence that twitter account. >> at 7:45 a.m. our time will carry a press conference live. >> also watching the latest from the fiscal cliff talks. the house of records in this family to vote on a plan to keep taxes from rising on most americans come january 1st. >> now is up to the senate. the house speaker conceding last night that the measure did not happen. his so- called pl
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Dec 6, 2012 4:00am PST
the no further details have available. foods. >> we're learning that president obama and house speaker john boenher have spoken on the phone... it's a small step towards bridging a huge political washington has 26 days to keep the nation from going over the so called "fiscal cliff" >> it appears americans don't mind sharing opinions.. even on things that don't exist. a recent poll by public policy polling found 25- percent of americans took a stance on a phony debt reduction policy called the "panetta-burns plan." the proposal was dreamed up by pollers to test how many people would speak on something they clearly don't know anything about. eight-percent of those polled supported the mythical plan and 17- percent in contrast, 39- percent of voters were willing to share their thoughts about the "simpson- bowles" deficit policy up for debate in >> you don't have to look >> >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and
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Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
the reason for the obamas returning from a wire early this is a cliff. >> consumes enervate the lawmakers will be unable to reach a deal before the the digital age is making aging a whole lot easier. >> from talking pill dispenser to tracking devices tucked inside tennis shoes to digital medical scanners that can transmit bottle size to the doctors, today's gadget held senior stay in their homes and can give relief to loved ones and care givers. >> many products to be found in self-help medical goods shops, but they are also offered on line. >> advocates say it is best to consult with health care providers for suggestions on what to use. >> facebook has poked its way into the top prize of mobile apps yet again. >> the social media company put smaller developers on notice last week with the launch of its new polka at 4 iphone. >> the app mimics snapshots--snap chat, a popular app with teens that allow users to send images that self-destruct moments after the recipient use it. >> polka immediately rose to #one on iphone. >> thanks to the aggressive mobil development in cutthroat competitive
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
a proposal without a tax increase for wealthier americans. >> the senate has approved president obama stores to be the top commander in afghanistan. lawmakers cleared the way for general joseph dunford, the assistant commanding of the marine corp's, to take over as head of the u.s. coalition forces in afghanistan. done for what replaced general john allen, the current commander who has been -- >> let's take a live look outside and mount cam. we have some salts and on the horizon we do have some rain that is headed our way and we will have details coming up in a bit. the study as today shows the number of terrorist attacks every year has more than quadrupled in the decade since september 11, 2001. the number of annual deaths peak in 2007 during the height of the iraq conflict. it has been falling ever since. this survey reports more than 7000 deaths since 2011, that is 25 percent down from the peak which was in 2007. i rack afghanistan pakistan and yemen are the country's most attack affected by terrorist attack. >> nato foreign ministers are meeting today and tomorrow in brussels in cairo wh
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending for programs like medicare are key elements of this bill. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for the wealthy americans. the white house may be bending on accepting greater spending cuts for medicare and possibly raising the medicare retirement age 65 age from 65 to 67. >> thank you mark. we will take a quick break the time is 6:38. we are following the weather. we have quite a bit of rain coming down quite a bit in the bay area especially in the east bay. george is following a hot spot in interstate 80, a backup sonically basically from berkeley up to the cartoonist bridge. george will let us know why and what is going (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news starts now. >> thanks for watching kron fours bay area news channel. here are the top st
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Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
uses and concerns that the obama administration will push for laws restricting weapons purchases. gun-control advocates say existing gun owners are responsible for most new purchases. basic concerns about new control new gun-control laws are part of a marketing ploy to keep firearms moving. >> we are waiting for the king tide to a rise and waitinarrived. let's take a peek at the new york stock exchange as everyone is getting ready for the opening bell at 630. we will be back. >> another bay area company going public today. two brothers that started the company bringing in their initial offering of high fives all around. there was a surprising number in the drop of americans filing for unemployment last week. we will be watching wall street. people are getting wealthy here in san mateo. solar city going public. >> of good to know someone is doing well. traffic is doing well >> that's right our hot spot is clear on the san mateo bridge. there was a fatal accident, they have the right lane black for about two and half hours. take a look at this shot here. we have heavier traffic headed t
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
50s later this afternoon. we are back at 4:26. president barack obamas is narrowing a fiscal cliff negotiating gap with house speaker john boehner . >> the president is doing so by backing away from positions that he had been irene clad. obama now wants to raise the tax rate on those earning more than four much thousand dollars a year. instead of individuals earning more than $200,000. in families making more than to under $50,000. >> he has been seeking foreign borrowing authority, but is now seeking a debt ceiling that and hold for two years. >> while the white house and congress struggle to avert the economic fiscal cliff, dairy farmers are worried that the outcome of the effort could affect the farm bill in the prices. >> the last farm bill passed in 2008. >> if congress does not pass a bill that-a new bill by ja in the consent of milk prices to $6 a gallon. >> some dairy producers worry that shoppers would switch to export it dairy products. >> why senator daniel enna way has died. >> he died of respiratory complications that washington area hospitals. >> the 88 euro was the
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Dec 11, 2012 4:00am PST
in san francisco. in the obama administration says states must commit to full expanding their medicaid programs in order to take advantage of generous funding in the federal health-care law. monday's ruling affects the federal-state program that covers nearly 60 million low-income and severely disabled people. under the law the federal government will cover 100 percent of the cost of three years of expansion. expansion scheduled for 2014 is expected to provide coverage to about half the 30 million uninsured people who benefit from the law. >> a to a policy meeting on the federal reserve begins today and it appears the fed will continue moving forward with programs to stimulate the economy. the fed is likely to continue to purchase 45 billion a month in long-term treasures treasurys. the goal be a further reduce long-term interest rates encourage borrowing by companies and individuals, perhaps of softening the impact if there's no agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. the fed's balance sheets already top three trillion dollars added expected to top 40 in by the end of next year. >> 25 ye
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Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
uses obama administration will push for laws restricting weapons purchases. >> gun-control advocates say existing gun owners are responsible for most new purchase. >> surveillance cameras captured video tornado that tore through parts of gonzales, louisiana. >> witnesses said the tornado catapulted a small pickup truck into the air, spreading it around and dropping it on top of another truck. >> the twister also damaged two fire engines at a fire station. when blue through and giant bay doors slammed directly into a tanker truck or a tray holds. >> but the fire department says they have plenty of backup emergency happens. >> we will take a break is 5:27 a.m. lead us go back outside to show you the san mateo bridge as we are continuing to follow the hot spot that developed this morning. a fatal accident on the span. the back up has not extended as far as the toll plaza get. in just a minute. >> taking it to mill valley were we are watching the high tide roll in. yesterday it flooded the park and ride. >> that the warring sides of but so far everything is high and dry. they have beat b
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